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Past Event

API Women, Non-binary Filmmakers: Telling Our Own Stories

talk + screening + reception!

Join host Michelle Meow as our panel discusses the contributions women and non-binary filmmakers have made in film, talking with Liz Sargent, Julia Gouw, and Michelle Sugihara of CAPE (the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment). We will screen "Take Me Home," Sargent's short film and a 2024 Oscar contender for best action short film, followed by a reception to meet and greet the filmmakers and API leaders in the industry.


See more  Michelle Meow Show programs at The Commonwealth Club of California.

This program is generously supported by Nielsen, Alaska Airlines, Julia S. Gouw and Priscilla S Y Lim.

Julia S. Gouw

Priscilla S Y Lim


Alaska Airlines Oneworld

Our partners for this program:

Janet Yang Productions
film challenge

Community Partners:


Photos courtesy the speakers.

January 8, 2024

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Julia S. Gouw

Former President and Chief Operating Officer, East West Bank

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Liz Sargent

Filmmaker, Take Me Home and Strangers' Reunion

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Michelle Sugihara

Executive Director, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

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Pat Ratulangi

Vice President, Global Communications, Diversity & Inclusion/Corporate Social Responsibility, Nielsen

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California Board of Governors—Co-host